Item #CL168-37 [Robinson Crusoe Loading The Raft]. Edward Gordon Craig, British.
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[Robinson Crusoe Loading The Raft]

1927/1938. Woodcut, initialled “C.” in block lower right, dated “1927” and initialled with date “1938” in pencil in lower margin, 11.4 x 16cm. Framed.

This is an illustration for a proposed but never published edition of Robinson Crusoe. Craig agreed to illustrate a book on Robinson Crusoe in the late 1920s for Count Kessler, to be published by the Cranach Press. Because of the Count’s health problems and Craig’s slow production the project was abandoned in 1930. Craig returned to the project in 1938 but WWII put an end to this productive period and only a few more designs were completed. After that he lost interest and the project was left unfinished. Lifetime proofs are extremely rare. Ref: Annex Galleries, USA.

Item #CL168-37

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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